Friday Birthday Dinner

We have a tradition in my family to go out to eat for each of our birthdays at the restaurant of the birthday person’s choosing. Since Sunday is my Dad’s birthday, we decided to go out to celebrate it last night. He chose a new Italian restaurant called Elfo’s. I had a spinach salad, my mom and I split a veggie pizza, and I had tiramisu for dessert. It was good but a little pricy in my opinion. It was a lot of fun and we all had a great time! Here are some pics:




Me and my dad! Yes, we are matching :)




My mom and dad




Me and my brother




Me being silly




My Tiramisu! It was super yummy!!


On to other things… I had to take my car in to the shop yesterday because my service engine soon light had been on for a few days. Well, it ends up being a multitude of things that I have to replace: the battery, some automatic speed control switch, and my radiator hose that was leaking antifreeze. Needless to say, I am sad at how expensive this is going to be but thankful I took it in when I did and didn’t end up stranded some where! Another bummer about this situation is that they had to order a part and it didn’t come in today so I am carless until Monday. Luckily, I was able to use my mom’s car today to go to class and back home. But, I am having to stay at my parents house tomorrow night because my mom has to go to work Monday morning and I am stuck there until my car is ready. Guess it could be worse though! I don’t know what people do when they have car issues and don’t have family in the same city! Please enlighten me if this is your case!! I am just so thankful to have my parents and fiancĂ© around to help me with things like this!!


On the running front… Yesterday I ran a quick, 4 mile fartleck run on my treadmill before class. I could definitely tell it was my 4th day of running in a row. My legs were tired!! I was so glad that today is a rest day before my long run tomorrow. I have 11 miles on the schedule! I am a little nervous because it’s supposed it be 76 degrees tomorrow at the time I will be running and I have been running in a lot cooler weather than that for weeks! I hope it doesn’t affect me too much!! My mom and I also took the dogs on a nice 1 mile walk this afternoon. The weather here has been great!! Well, I guess that’s all for now! I hope ya’ll are having a great weekend! Sadie and I are relaxing tonight!


  1. Mmm, I love tiramisu!

  2. We have the same tradition in my family...except it's always interesting deciding on a restaurant with my twin sister!

    I hate car troubles...blah.

  3. Awwwwww,LOVE the pics!!!!! Can't wait to finally meet that pretty face of yours!!! :)

  4. Do I need to come get you tomorrow morning for our run???